Conqueror Worm was first published as a four issues mini-series from May to August The story was later reprinted with a new nine page epilogue in Hellboy — Volume 5: Conqueror Worm in February of The story opens with a flashback to " Hunte Castle, Austria. Soldiers in an attack on the secret Nazi space program. The Americans arrive just as the Nazis prepare to launch a rocket carrying Ernst Oeming.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hellboy, Vol. Hellboy, Vol. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.
This Mignola guy is a wizard"- Frank Miller Get A Copy. Paperback , Second Edition , pages. Published February 4th by Dark Horse Books first published More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Hellboy, Vol. Why don't people mix cool stuff more? See 1 question about Hellboy, Vol. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Hellboy, Vol. Aug 26, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novels , fantasy , shelf , sci-fi , horror.
Oddly enough, or perhaps not oddly at all, I'm really enjoying Hellboy. At first it was just an intellectual enjoyment, getting all into the conspiracy stuff and the metaphysics and the magic as well as the history, but now I'm just rocking to the stories being told.
It's filled with gentle reveals, perhaps no more than hints, and we've got a grand sweep of untold history, but all these snippets are pure gold. I like Lobster Johnson and Roger a lot. Alien intelligences and cthuhlu entities?
Even Oddly enough, or perhaps not oddly at all, I'm really enjoying Hellboy. Even more. I kinda want to rip through these now. I'm hooked. View 2 comments.
Jan 25, Chad rated it it was amazing Shelves: One thing you need to know about Hellboy is that each series builds off the last. You can't just pick up a story from the core run at random and expect to know what's going on. That being said, this build wonderfully off previous volumes. You've got more Nazis and Lovecraftian elements. I love Roger and Hellboy together. I wish they had teamed up more.
Mignola sets up the perfect Lovecraftian doom vibe in this story. This is where Hellboy really starts to come together just as BPRD splits off ou One thing you need to know about Hellboy is that each series builds off the last.
This is where Hellboy really starts to come together just as BPRD splits off out of the end of this into its own series. Oct 25, Artemy rated it it was amazing Shelves: dark-horse , dark-horse-mignolaverse , 5-stars , comics. A phenomenal volume of Hellboy. The Conqueror Worm is a turning point for the entire Hellboy universe, as it splits one great comic into two, Hellboy and BPRD respectively, as well as introduces a whole new character, Lobster Johnson and, as it turns out, also The Visitor, who now has his own great mini-series.
When I first read Conqueror Worm, I gave it a pretty low rating, and I can sort of see why: for a new reader, this might be too overwhelming, because so many parts of Hellboy's crazy my A phenomenal volume of Hellboy. When I first read Conqueror Worm, I gave it a pretty low rating, and I can sort of see why: for a new reader, this might be too overwhelming, because so many parts of Hellboy's crazy mythology all come together in one epic storyline.
It does feel a bit overstuffed, but when you know what all of these events lead up to, you can't help but appreciate Mike Mignola's masterful writing. Apr 05, Jelena rated it it was amazing Shelves: bigass-real-shelf , love-beyond-words , comics-graphic-novels. Hellboy makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. And then you find out that it actually is Poe, and of course it fits the atmosphere perfectly. Just a bit and just the tip. There are so many old acquaintances here. Or a flock of them actually.
Or a gaggle. A herd? A school? And the overgrown homunculus made of stone on the outside and fluffy sweetness on the inside is back, this time as Roger the Recruit. This is such a glorious amalgamate of trash. Pretty much like the vibe you get from those brilliantly beautiful shitty movies from the eighties. Say what you want, but there is something about Nazis with gas masks for faces "Are you my Mommy?
Oh, but the dramatic panels! The tentacles, the fangs! The hands sticking out of rubble and grasping at air! The heaps of skeleton armies! The dark vaults and gothic arches! The mechanical men strapped to stretchers, with tubes and wires sticking from all over the place! Visually, this is a masterpiece with as brilliant a composition as ever, but still working through hints and moods rather than elaborate images.
Together, the volumes one through five make a finalised, rounded whole, and are best read as one unit before a hiatus. Just in case you need something to leave you in a mushy puddle of emotions and awe.
Mar 15, Melissa McShane rated it it was amazing Shelves: own , protag-male , graphic-novels , dark-fantasy , gory. This is probably my favorite of the books; it deals with questions of free will and humanity, what they mean and what we do with them. In this second read-through of the series, I'm more conscious of how steeped in folklore it was from the beginning, but Conqueror Worm goes back to the origins of the series, bringing back some of our old Nazi friends and the constantly looming threat of the Ogdru Jahad, and I find that very satisfying.
And I absolutely love Roger the giant homunculus, whose role here is crucial in pointing out that humanity isn't necessarily something you're born with, but something you choose. The story moves away from the original paranormal-detective concept and starts to take on some of the more mythic aspects explored in the short stories. I like the change. The thing that drew me to the series originally was the paranormal investigative agency idea, but what kept me reading was that Mignola seemed to be reaching for what lay beneath the common and uncommon creatures Hellboy and his companions fought.
I'm a fan of archetypal fantasy, and that's where the series seems to be going from here. Jan 07, Lata rated it really liked it Shelves: scifi-fantasy , xread. Lobster Johnson makes his first appearance, and I kept having the urge to say "pow! And dear, wonderful Roger is on this mission with Hellboy. View all 4 comments. Sep 23, Sesana rated it really liked it Shelves: comics , horror. In a way, this volume feels like Mignola threw his entire basket of weird and creepy at us.
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